around town today
insomnia cookies celebrates the opening of its 150th store in philly with a free cookie offer with any in-store purchase at all locations. >>
6:30pm show: former new york times journalist claudia deutsch shares ethical dilemmas in journalism she’s faced in her career, and those that journalists face today in a discussion at the new york society for ethical culture (uws). $5. >>
7pm: writer and comedy aficionado paul myers (brother of mike) shares behind-the-scenes stories about sketch comedy troupe the kids in the hall, from their early club shows in toronto to their recent live reunion tours, in a discussion on their new biography, the kids in the hall: one dumb guy. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>
7pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and comic book/toy store forbidden planet. tonight’s show includes myq kaplan (netflix), reverend jen (troll museum), rejected new yorker cartoons with hillary campbell + jerry nguyen, and more. ucb (east village), $9. >>
7pm (monthly): have a musical monday at village east cinema’s series of musical screenings. tonight: the king and i (1956). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>
7pm: bam presents a double feature of new documentary horror noire: a history of black horror and 1995’s tales from the hood, followed by a panel discussion with author, educator, and producer tananarive due, writer/producer ashlee blackwell, filmmaker r. shanea williams, and comics author greg anderson elysee. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $15. >>
7:30pm (monthly): explore the terrain of venus with planetary geologist martha gilmore at tonight’s frontiers lecture at the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>
7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by aparna nancherla, jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with standup by judah friedlander (30 rock), matt braunger (conan), michelle biloon (chelsea lately), robert dean (inside jokes), kevin iso (adam devine’s house party), brittany carney, and petey deabreu. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>
7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series gets fresh with readings on sex and dating by greg mania (vanity fair), emily smith (bust), imani hariri-kia (teen vogue), and naomi extra (broadly). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>
8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by brendan eyre (seth meyers), rebecca o’neal (2 dope queens), tim barnes (comedy central), david drake (siriusxm), meaghan strickland (keith and the girl), nick chambers, and andrew durso. hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, aimee rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>
11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring brett davis (the special without brett davis), django gold (colbert), rob cantrell (adult swim), abby feldman (netflix), and alyssa stonoha (three busy debras). hosted by jess salomon. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>
The New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC program is launching ReFashion Week, a first-of-its-kind series of events celebrating secondhand and sustainable fashion in NYC. ReFashion Week will raise awareness to the impact of textile waste in NYC, and will spark conversations about how consumers and the fashion industry can change fashion together.
Events over the course of the week (February 23-March 1, 2019) include:
• FABSCRAP Pop-Up Shop and Presentation
Designer fabric at thrift store prices!
• esa New York’s Do + Brew
Upcycling and mending party!
• donateNYC Pop-Up Market and Swap
Secondhand clothing, accessories, and textiles, and a clothing and accessories swap!
• Housing Works’ ReFashion Style Squad Event
Sip champagne and enjoy sweet treats while you shop!
• Goodwill Extended
Goodwill’s biggest fashion party of the year!
For a full list of events and more information, go to refashionweek.nyc
2/5 11am-3:30pm: celebrate the year of the pig at the annual chinatown firecracker ceremony + cultural festival. sara d. roosevelt park at grand street, free. >>
2/5 5:30pm: the italian academy at columbia university marks holocaust remembrance day with symposium antisemitism, hate speech, and social media. italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>
2/5 6:30pm: follow your nose to a sensual scents and aromas workshop, where you’ll explore the history and sensory profile of six fragrance notes that have been historically associated with love and sensuality. non-alcoholic beverage pairings and q+a follow. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $11. >>
2/5 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the newfest lgbt film festival presents a screening of the gospel of eureka, a documentary about eureka springs, arkansas, an oasis for the queer community, followed by a talkback with co-directors michael palmieri and donal mosher. the lesbian, gay, bisexual + transgender community center (greenwich village), free. >>
2/5 7pm: professor of american history at yale university david w. blight discusses his latest book, frederick douglass: prophet of freedom, at st. paul’s chapel (fidi). free. >>
2/5 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and guests at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>
2/5 7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 >>
2/5 7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring nore davis (conan), doug smith (comedy central), mia jackson (last comic standing), matt fulchiron (comedy central), mike abrusci (the chris gethard show), and amy shanker. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>
2/5 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>
2/5 7:30pm (monthly): pawsy vibes only: comedian and local cat lady gemma smith hosts catbaret, a variety show with a new theme each month (but cat-related acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘happy galentine’s!’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>
2/5 7:30pm (weekly thru 3/26): the pure nonfiction documentary and filmmaker q+a series (fka ‘stranger than fiction’) kicks off its winter series with united skates (2018). ifc center (greenwich village), $17. >>
2/5 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about love (of science) told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>
2/5 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: wild things comedy show returns with standup by liza treyger (comedy central), jo firestone (fallon), ramy youssef (colbert), and aparna nancherla (netflix). hosted by emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), ryan donahue (kimmel), kate willett (netflix), ismael loutfi (patriot act). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>
2/5 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by sean donnelly (comedy central), rebecca vigil (netflix), pedro gonzalez (standup nbc), mary cella (the new york times), emily winter (npr), and jordan temple (conan). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>
2/5 9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features fumi abe + michael nguyen (asian, not asian), chris daniels (book of ye), sarah dooley (cbs), monique moses (comedy central), and guest interviewees maria luisa acabado + xochitl mayo. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>
2/5 9:30pm doors: bueno, gobbinjr and baked play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>
get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/8-10 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>
get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 92 4/5-7 for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>